Community Economic Development – Rural Prosperity Nebraska (RPN) – Southwest Region

Rural Prosperity Nebraska harnesses boots-on-the-ground efforts of Nebraska Extension professionals working in six focus areas. Community Economic Development serves as one of the six pillars of focus.

About

Counties Served:

Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Phelps, & Red Willow

To enhance citizen well-being, communities need grow a vibrant, competitive, and resilient economy. Rural Prosperity Nebraska has an evolving portfolio of tools and programs that can be tailored to a community’s assets and aspirations. The Community Economic Development team works in partnership with community leaders to build a stronger foundation for long-term sustainability and growth.  Our goal is to help communities become destinations for new residents, new businesses, and renewed vitality.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Nebraska Business Issues